To the Editor:

March 1 is our region’s biggest charitable event of the year — Fairfield County’s Giving Day! Last year, over 13,000 donors raised almost $1.5 million for 414 local nonprofits.

Spearheaded by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Giving Day encourages individuals, families, companies, clubs, and groups to “give where you live.” Bank of America is the lead sponsor for the fourth year.

As executive director of the Darien Arts Center, I encourage everyone age 18+ to visit throughout the day on March 1, and give to any of the registered nonprofits — including ours!

You can select nonprofits by town, cause or name, and donate as little as $10. Each donation adds up, plus you can help nonprofits win additional cash prizes.

Please set a reminder to visit on March 1 and give to your favorite local nonprofits.

Amy Allen

Executive Director

Darien Arts Center